Shirley is an award winning watercolor artist from Spokane, WA. As she seriously believes that anyone can learn anything that they really wish to, she began playing” with watercolor in 1979. Then life intervened, making it difficult for her to do much with it until 1997. In 1997, she began reading all that she could find on watercolor, studying and applying herself in order to become more proficient in the required skills.
She loves the spiritual quality of watercolor, and likens it to the text in Genesis 1, “...and the Spirit moved upon the face of the waters...”
Therefore, each painting becomes an adventure in the act of creation, and she is always delighted to be a participant in that action.
If you look closely you will find the word “Abba” hidden somewhere in each painting. In this way she gives thanks to the source of her inspiration.
She has received instruction from nationally know artists, Stan Miller, Judi Betts, Zoltan Szabo, Judy Treman, Dian Maxey, Tom Lynch, Lian Zhen, Jan Wallake, and Charles Reid. Her work can be found in both private and corporate settings throughout the United States.
Shirley is both a member and a signature member of the Montana Watercolor Society, and also a member of the Palouse Watercolor Socious..
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You can see more of her work, in watercolor, and calligraphy at
www.theartistsplace.com OR at the following galleries:
Denise Oliver Gallery, Harrison, ID, The Art Center, Clarkston, WA, and the
The Shop in The Barn, Uniontown, WA